• 3715 S Ocean Blvd. bought for $30.25 million, setting a gross sales file in Highland Seaside, Florida.
  • It was the second time the property bought this yr, and its worth rose $8.7 million in simply seven months.
  • The beneficial properties within the common worth of a single-family house in Highland Seaside has outpaced each market in South Florida, New York and Los Angeles.



3715 S. Ocean Blvd in Highland Beach is a three level storm-proof fortress elevated on pilings and constructed of poured concrete and storm-proof glass.


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3715 S. Ocean Blvd in Highland Seaside is a 3 stage storm-proof fortress elevated on pilings and constructed of poured concrete and storm-proof glass.

A waterfront megahome in Highland Seaside has bought twice this yr, and every time it has raised the bar for for this South Florida city, which has develop into one of many hottest actual property markets within the state.

Situated within the japanese a part of Palm Seaside County, Highland Seaside is simply over 1 sq. mile. Whereas actual property costs are rapidly rising within the small city, consumers may even see a chance as the worth per sq. foot is lower than what owners are paying in close by Palm Seaside and Miami Seaside.

The 11,000-square-foot house at 3715 South Ocean Boulevard is the most costly house to ever be bought in Highland Seaside. Constructed of concrete and glass, the house has seven bedrooms and 9 baths, however it’s its insane options like partitions and flooring product of lava that possible helped it to fetch $30.25 million.



One of the home's two spriral staircases built of polished concrete leading to the homes second level 17 ft above sea level.


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One of many house’s two spriral staircases constructed of polished concrete resulting in the houses second stage 17 ft above sea stage.

“The house is an oceanfront fortress designed to face up to superstorms,” mentioned itemizing agent Senada Adzem of Douglas Elliman actual property.

The residence instructions 120 ft of oceanfront and is situated about 50 miles north of Miami and 21 miles south of Palm Seaside.

In line with A number of Itemizing Service information, the house was first bought in March for a file breaking $21.57 million. Adzem represented the consumers in that deal, a pair who determined to promote the residence shortly after they bought it.

“The household needed to commerce up and discover a a lot bigger house that will accommodate their wants,” mentioned Adzem.



The third floor of the residence includes a cantilevered home office that overlooks the infinity pool and ocean.


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The third ground of the residence features a cantilevered house workplace that overlooks the infinity pool and ocean.

The couple put the house again in the marketplace in July, this time with Adzem as their itemizing agent and an asking worth of $30 million. The brand new price ticket was about 33% larger than what the couple paid for it 4 months earlier. And only a few brief weeks after placing it in the marketplace, the house’s asking worth was elevated to $32 million — $10 million greater than its earlier sale worth.

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“In a typical actual property market, growing an inventory worth will not be a great technique,” Adzem mentioned, including that nothing is typical in regards to the South Florida actual property market this yr.  

Simply three weeks after that $2 million worth hike, the fully-furnished house bought for $30.25 million, breaking the file the mansion set a number of months earlier. With the sale, the house’s worth skyrocketed greater than 40%, incomes the buyers-turned-sellers an almost $8.7 million premium within the seven-month flip.

“We had been coping with an unmotivated vendor and lots of prospects, which triggered a premium,” defined Adzem.

And whereas the mansion was breaking information, so was your complete city. The typical sale worth of a single household house in Highland Seaside was $9.8 million within the third quarter, up 178.4% from the year-ago interval, based on the Elliman Report. 

The achieve outperformed Palm Seaside, which noticed a 111.4% rise, and close by Boca Raton, which noticed a 38.5% achieve, within the common promoting worth of a single household house throughout the identical time interval. 

In actual fact, the typical gross sales worth shot up larger in Highland Seaside than some other market tracked within the Elliman Report, surpassing not simply all of South Florida, but additionally New York and Los Angeles.



Private path to the beach.


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Personal path to the seashore.

Jonathan Miller, president of Miller Samuel Actual Property Appraisers and Consultants, attributed the huge spike in gross sales costs, partially, to a steady drop in stock. Highland Seaside has seen 10 straight quarters of stock compression, he mentioned. Solely eight houses had been obtainable on the market within the third quarter. For context, the city had 4,165 housing models in 2009, based on the Property Appraiser’s Workplace of Palm Seaside County. 

“It is a area of interest market and extremely depending on the standard of the person listings that enter the market,” Miller mentioned.

And whereas a smaller market can have its common gross sales worth knowledge extra simply skewed by one or two large (or small) gross sales, each common gross sales worth and common worth per sq. foot in Highland Seaside have risen to new information in every of the final three quarters in 2021, based on Miller.

“A better high quality of stock creates an surroundings of volatility and results in a brand new stage of maximum pricing,” he mentioned.

Whereas costs are larger than ever, Adzem insists Highland Seaside continues to be a “relative cut price.”

“We listed this Highland Seaside property beneath $3,000 per sq. foot. … Oceanfront trophy houses in Palm Seaside commerce north of $5,000 [per square foot] and newer bayfront houses in Miami Seaside commerce north of $3,500 [per square foot].”

Here is a more in-depth have a look at the most costly property ever bought on this record-breaking city.



A massive spiral staircase rises to the home's second level where vertical louvers span the facade.


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An enormous spiral staircase rises to the house’s second stage the place vertical louvers span the facade.

A portion of the house’s facade is roofed in vertical louvers designed to scale back the quantity of direct daylight penetrating the house’s home windows and assist preserve the house cooler inside. It is an architectural function often called “brise soleil.” In English, the French time period means solar blocker.  

The mega-home’s second ground sits 17 ft above sea-level making the elevated views from its lounge much more spectacular. 



The upper portion of the living room's fireplace appears to float above the fire.


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The higher portion of the lounge’s hearth seems to drift above the hearth.

The room’s central function is a large hearth wrapped in bookmatched marble. A portion of it seems to drift above the hearth.

Adzem mentioned lots of the surfaces all through the house, together with within the dwelling space, are clad in imported lava rock. The flooring are a cultured lava from Mount Etna in Italy, whereas among the partitions are lined in a porous, unpolished lava from Mongolia.

The bar can be lined within the Italian lava. It options epic views of the ocean, together with metal bar stools upholstered in cow disguise.

A complete wall off the lounge is roofed in lush inexperienced vegetation. The leafy mosaic is made up of 1,800 particular person plant species which can be laid out to create waves of inexperienced in various shades. 

The vegetation thrives beneath particular botanical lighting fixtures and it has an computerized irrigation system that is hidden behind the leaves.



The ocean view from the elevated L-shaped infinity pool on the home's second level.


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The ocean view from the elevated L-shaped infinity pool on the house’s second stage.

Additionally on the elevated second stage is an L-shaped infinity pool, scorching tub and outside eating space. 

The house’s most important kitchen opens to the household room and options stainless-steel cupboards and a cultured black granite countertop from India, there’s additionally a second chef’s kitchen within the house.





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The eating room seats 12 and features a wine storage show that may maintain greater than 1,200 bottles, based on Adzem.



The dining area's floor-to-ceiling wine storage has a 1,200 bottle capacity.


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The eating space’s floor-to-ceiling wine storage has a 1,200 bottle capability.

The wine balances on wooden peg cabinets, mounted to an enormous wall of lava rock. It may be considered and accessed by means of floor-to-ceiling glass doorways.



Owner's suite sleeping quarters.


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Proprietor’s suite sleeping quarters.

The proprietor’s suite is on the house’s third stage. Adzem mentioned it spans greater than 3,000 sq. ft, together with an proprietor’s bed room perched above the tops of palm timber overlooking the ocean.



Owner's suite seating area and midnight bar.


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Proprietor’s suite seating space and midnight bar.

The expansive sleeping quarters embody a seating space, hearth and midnight bar.



Owner's suite bath.


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Proprietor’s suite bathtub.

There’s additionally an proprietor’s suite bathtub lined in milky white marble.



Outdoor hot tub off owner's bath.


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Outside scorching tub off proprietor’s bathtub.

The suite’s bathtub opens to an outside space with a scorching tub, fake inexperienced wall and bathe.



Views thru floor-to-ceiling windows in the owner's suite's home office.


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Views through floor-to-ceiling home windows within the proprietor’s suite’s house workplace.

The suite additionally features a cantilevered home-office with three partitions of floor-to-ceiling glass,

Plus there’s an proprietor’s suite fitness center.



Owner's suite closet.


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Proprietor’s suite closet.

The suite’s walk-in closet requires fingerprint entry to enter it.

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